Old Economics Test Questions

13 July 2011 at 3:18 pm 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

The University of Missouri’s sprawling new student center recently opened Mort’s, a reproduction of an old campus hangout called The Shack, made famous by Beetle Bailey creator and Mizzou alumnus Mort Walker. I snapped the photos below from the entrance to Mort’s, which is full of old Walker cartoons. I spied a 1950 cartoon featuring an economics test. Click to enlarge the strip.

Funny, but what was Professor Brown smoking when he wrote that question? (Maybe he was just a Keynesian, bless his heart.)

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  • 1. Shawn Ritenouritenour  |  13 July 2011 at 5:03 pm

    If Walker’s understanding of economics came from Samuelson’s “ECONOMICS: An Introductory Analysis,” one can understand this vision of what an economics question would be.

  • 2. David Hoopes  |  14 July 2011 at 11:59 am

    I think it’s very funny.

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